Launching this blog is one of the best things I have done for myself. It took me so long to launch this blog for a number of reasons. One of those reasons was my indecisiveness on what I wanted the blog to be about. I certainly didn’t just want to have a blog just to write crappy kinds of stuff. So after putting it off for so long, I decided in April that it was time.
This blog turned 4 months on August 1st. I wrote a July review and August Goal post. You should check it out. Since the launch, I have learned so much about blogging. One of the things I have read over and over and over is the importance of finding a niche. With reading so many beauty blogs and feeling like my content leaned more towards that niche, I decided to find out more. I am now realizing that I do not really fit the beauty blogger profile after reading a lot on who a beauty blogger is and what beauty blogging is all about.
While I absolutely enjoy writing and sampling skin care products, I don’t see myself enjoying that long term. Yes, I love skincare products, but I don’t want to be consumed with sampling them. When I wrote about Why I started blogging, I meant every reason given in that post. I desired for my blog to be an accountability tool as I explored life and sought to live it to the fullest.
I have had to go back to the drawing board to ensure that I'm not missing my path in this blogging thing. My reasons for launching this blog was far beyond testing and reviewing skin care products. It was to step out of my comfort zone, to challenge myself and to harness my creativity. It was also to find a new hobby and to challenge myself to live for more.
I have been on a journey to wholesome living for the last 12 months or so and needed an outlet to share this journey. With focusing more on skincare, I already feel like I'm limiting myself. There are already some pressures to fit into the beauty blogger stereotype. I want to rid myself of any of such pressure. I want the freedom to write about everything that brings me joy.
Moreover, because I value authenticity, I want my blog to exude that authenticity. I know for a fact that I am just too spontaneous and easily bored to stick to writing about skincare and beauty all the time. I want to challenge myself to travel, to embrace life, to live unapologetically, to seek joy and truly find beauty and grace in everything. This is a journey, and I want this blog to be a journal to express this and hopefully encourage others to do the same. (Not to be mistaken with sharing personal information tho *wink*)
It's been an absolute pleasure so far. I have enjoyed every single post about skincare and products that I have written. As much as I enjoy and delight in writing what my readers enjoy, I also want to write about things I enjoy. That is what I think will encourage me to keep this blog going. Win-Win for us.
I will continue to post about skincare and skincare products because it’s truly what I love. As much as I love trying out skincare, (I really really really love skin care products and I'm obsessed with clear glowing skin), I feel like sampling and showing off products constantly almost makes it look like I'm just trying to market products to my readers. That is one thing that turns me off from a lot of beauty blogs and I hate that to be my blog.
My goal for this blog is not to “convert anyone” with my beliefs about organic and ethical lifestyle. Neither do I want to churn beauty products down people's throats. I just want to document my own journey with hopes to inspire someone to consider living a more purposeful life.
Lastly, I want to thank all who have supported my blog and always return for new posts each time. I hope you all understand where this post is coming from. Do share your thoughts in the comment section.
Love and Hearts,